84 million individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.
In the first half of 2021, more than 84 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. That was an increase of 1.6 million people from the previous year, and the world’s forcibly displaced population remained at a record high. This includes:
Although the COVID-19 pandemic slowed the rate of new displacement in 2021, new asylum claims still remain high. In the first half of 2021, asylum-seekers submitted 300,000 new claims.
More than the entire population of Germany.
of people displaced across borders come from just five countries: Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Myanmar.
General Trends for 2021:
Primary, Secondary and Higher Education:
The COVID-19 pandemic affected 1.5 billion students around the world.